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Tombstone
(1993)
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1993 Intrada
2006 Intrada
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Composed, Co-Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Conducted by:
David Snell

Orchestrated by:
Don Nemitz

Performed by:
Sinfonia of London
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Intrada Records
(Original Issue)
(December 25th, 1993)

Intrada Records
(2-CD Set)
(March 16th, 2006)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Both Intrada albums are regular U.S. releases. Since the 1993 album is out of print, the albums both sell for about $20.
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Buy it... if you seek a more melodramatic, instrumentally diverse, and thematically worthy follow-up to Bruce Broughton's famous score for Silverado.

Avoid it... on the 2006 expanded edition if you are satisfied with the original 1993 album, because the additional material and improvement in sound quality is appreciable but not significant enough to replace the older product on your shelves.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,580
WRITTEN 5/28/10
Broughton
Broughton
Tombstone: (Bruce Broughton) When actor Kurt Russell decided in 1989 to make a film about Wyatt Earp, little did he know the trials that awaited him. Kevin Costner had already beaten Russell to the idea, but had failed to come to agreement with Tombstone writer Kevin Jarre (son of famed composer Maurice Jarre) about the inclusion of so many incidental characters in the plot. Costner thus sought director Lawrence Kasdan and they began production on Wyatt Earp, all the while using Costner's considerable influence at the time to harm Jarre and Tombstone's distribution chances. This, despite the fact that Russell had agreed to helm Tombstone and assemble a monumental cast to eclipse the most notable ensemble Western performances of prior years. Unfortunately for Russell, his cast and crew saw considerable turnover during production due to a variety of awkward reasons, and he employed director George P. Cosmatos to ghost-direct a film that was being rewritten on the set to accommodate changes in cast. The ambitious production featured Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, and Bill Paxton in the lead roles while teasing audiences with supporting performances from Charlton Heston, Robert Mitchum, Harey Carey Jr., Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, Dana Delaney, and heartthrobs Jason Priestley and Billy Zane. Casualties of the production's difficulties were Glenn Ford and Willem Dafoe, the latter interestingly refused for the Doc Holliday role by the studio (Disney's Buena Vista) because of his involvement with The Last Temptation of Christ. The story did indeed suffer from fragmented attention because of Jarre's overblown script, but the usual Earp, Holliday, O.K. Corral scenarios were well enough executed (especially by Kilmer, surprisingly) to earn the film positive reviews. Russell had the last laugh over Costner, because Tombstone beat Wyatt Earp to theatres by six months and doubled its budget at the box office while the Costner endeavor was often forgotten as a financial disaster because of Waterworld not long after. Both films failed to capitalize on a genre that had run out of steam after Silverado, Dances With Wolves, and Unforgiven had expended audiences' tolerance of modern Westerns. For film score collectors, Tombstone had the benefit of composer Bruce Broughton's services, despite Silverado director Kasdan's involvement with Wyatt Earp, which went to James Newton Howard as part of his enduring collaboration with Costner.



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175 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.24 Stars
***** 43 5 Stars
**** 42 4 Stars
*** 34 3 Stars
** 26 2 Stars
* 30 1 Stars
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WTF? Three stars? Screw those online voters!
Attack of the Drones - July 30, 2010, at 8:43 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
1993 Intrada Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 66:11
• 1. The Cowboys (3:50)
• 2. A Family (2:04)
• 3. Arrival in Tombstone (2:15)
• 4. Josephine (1:30)
• 5. Thespian Overture (0:45)
• 6. Gotta Go to Work (1:10)
• 7. Fortuitous Encounter (5:17)
• 8. Street Standoff (7:08)
• 9. The O.K. Corral (7:34)
• 10. Aftermath (1:30)
• 11. Cowboy's Funeral (4:29)
• 12. Morgan's Death (2:12)
• 13. Wyatt's Revenge (3:52)
• 14. The Former Fabian (1:34)
• 15. Brief Encounters (5:37)
• 16. Finishing It (3:56)
• 17. Doc and Wyatt (2:47)
• 18. Looking to Heaven (8:43)
2006 Intrada Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 86:56

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The inserts of both albums include information about the score and film, though the 2006 set features a more extensive analysis.
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